The Analysis of the Welfare Level Assured in Extensive Fattening Pigs

Sabina Mihut, Benoni Lixandru, Dumitru Popescu

Abstract


In this paper we presents the evaluation results of fattening pigs welfare of individual households using assessment procedures set out in the Welfare Quality Program standards. For this purpose several individual households were assessed from rural areas of Timis County. In this agricultural area, the fattening of pigs in extensive system is characterized by ensuring a thick layer of straw on compact floor and larger space for animal movement in the box. Our results show a fluctuation of the welfare directly related to the season, kind of feeding and herd size.

Keywords


assessment welfare; fattening pig; intensive system

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LUCRARI STIINTIFICE ZOOTEHNIE SI BIOTEHNOLOGII (SCIENTIFIC PAPERS ANIMAL SCIENCE AND BIOTECHNOLOGIES)

ISSN print 1841 - 9364
ISSN online 2344 - 4576
ISSN-L  1841 - 9364
(former ISSN 1221-5287, E-ISSN 1841-9364)

PUBLISHER: AGROPRINT Timisoara, Romania
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